Religion has played a monumental role in shaping our world – as well as our institution. Its impact has been, and continues to be, indisputably powerful. Along with its rich history and tradition, religion continues to spark important discussion, discovery and debate. Here at Lakeland, the religion program focuses on Christian theology, but Professor Karl Kuhn stresses that all religions – including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism and Taoism – are explored.
“Our goal is not to indoctrinate students in a particular religious perspective, but to help them have a developed sense of the Christian theological tradition as a whole,” says Kuhn, an ordained United Church of Christ minister who’s been at Lakeland University since 1999 and authored three books. “And we want our students to engage in a broad set of religious perspectives.”
Lakeland University began as a seminary of the church in 1862, a little more than a decade after German emigrants settled in Sheboygan. After Lakeland University expanded educationally and the seminary moved to Minnesota, Lakeland University continued to embrace religion as a part of its overall identity and heritage.
Just as religion once helped shape what would become Lakeland University, Lakeland University remains committed to helping interested students shape their broad-based knowledge of religion.
Expand your interest in social justice issues by becoming an Ulrich Scholar at Lakeland University. The Ulrich Scholars Program offers one full-tuition scholarship and up to nine $20,000 renewable scholarships per year for incoming students who are interested in exploring the intersections of faith, ethics and social justice.
Expectations of Ulrich Scholars include:
After gaining acceptance to Lakeland, you can apply for this scholarship through your Future Muskie Portal.
Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Religion students with the ability to earn 12-18 months of full-time work experience, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.